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Jefferson County Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, available in the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department, can help to date a house, identify previous owners, show architectural alterations, and usually contain historic photographs. Visit Researching Birmingham Area Houses and Buildings for information on how to get started on your search.

The Art of Science November Programs: Nutrition Science

Color, art, and good food, too;
Looks good, tastes great,
There’s a question for you:
What makes a nutritious plate?

The importance of proper nutrition is illustrated when children design their own food pyramid puzzle, learn how to “eat their colors,” and decorate food. The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, North Birmingham, Powderly, and Springville Road. ... learn more

Birmingham Noir: A Nighttime Walking Tour of Notorious Downtown Sites

Just as the afternoon sun slips out of the downtown sky, like a platinum blonde sliding into a black party dress, the night owls will gather at the library.

This evening Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett will put on his walking shoes to lead the popular Birmingham Noir tour visiting some of Birmingham's most infamous historic places. The tour will include the site of the Magic City's most famous brothel, locations where murders occurred in 19th century Birmingham, and where political intrigue was played out, including the scandal that nearly destroyed Bull Connor's career. ... learn more

Bards & Brews November Poetry Slam

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) hosts the last Bards & Brews poetry slam/beer tasting of 2011 on Friday, November 4, at the Central Library. Bards & Brews will not be held in December; the slam will start again in January.

Bards & Brews showcases both veteran slammers and first-timers. Held on the first Friday of each month, slams are emceed by poetry slam events director Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins. ...learn more

October 28, 2011
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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